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How to avoid standing in line for Black Friday and still save money!

November 21st, 2012 10:09 AM by Lehel S.

There are people who have camped out in line waiting for Black Friday deals for days.  All so they can save a few hundred dollars on a flat-panel TV or whatever other goodies they want.  My time and sanity are too important to waste on such endeavors.  It's really not fun camping out on a sidewalk cooking beans on a Coleman stove so I can get a Samsung 80" LCD TV at 30% off.  Yet, I get deals just about as good as those on Black Friday.  How?

SKIP BLACK FRIDAY!

Would you like to save as much as you would at the mall?  Here's a tip - shop online.  Seriously.  In fact, shop online and either have stuff shipped (often free) or pick up your products early next week (ship to store).  The online deals will be just as good as the stores.  This is why we have "Cyber Monday" which now spans the days leading up to Black Friday as well as the following Monday.  My favorite place to find good deals that beat Black Friday is Slickdeals.net.

Where to find the best deals:

You can also find some great deals at some of the biggest retailers websites.  They are running a non-stop series of online deals that match the best of the best of Black Friday.  Again, skip the lines!  Some of the best places to go include:

  • Target.com
  • Walmart.com
  • OfficeMax.com
  • Costco.com
  • Radioshack.com
  • Sears.com

Master "Showrooming"

If you're the sort who needs to see things to buy them, visit a local store and check it out.  Then buy the product online.  You can do this with the store you shopping in too!  Let's say you find a good laptop at OfficeMax.  You can buy it online and usually get free shipping.  Depending on where you buy from online, you'll save taxes.  Take that into account when budgeting.

Get Free Shipping and Coupons!

You will want to get the latest coupons and free shipping codes for whatever site you visit.  There are many sites with coupon codes that get you free shipping, discounts, free bonus products, etc.  Some of the best sites with the most reliable codes are:

Go get a great deal!

You're now armed with some of the best sites on the web to do some spectacular online shopping and get great deals without standing in line for Black Friday. 

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Posted by Lehel S. on November 21st, 2012 10:09 AM

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